Bio-One of New Haven County is Hiring!!
Roles and Responsibilities
THIS IS A PART TIME POSITION with flexible hours.
Remediate biohazard scenes (including but not limited to suicide, homicide, unattended death, decomposition, mold, hoarding, urine/feces, odors), maintain inventory in trucks and on scene, communication with customers both in-person and via phone, keep organized schedule for lead tech, general administration support, maintain lists of valuable items for customers, photograph/document scenes with before and after pictures, utilize proper protective equipment and judgment on all jobs.
High School Diploma
No criminal record
Valid driver’s license, reliable mode of transportation with car insurance and clean driving record
The capability of (infrequent) on-call work for late hours, weekends and holidays. Bio-One is a 24/7/365 operation.
Quick response when offered jobs, timely and reliable, ability to work in hot, humid conditions for extended hours; able to work in confined spaces like attics and crawl spaces; able to lift household items/furniture; strong stomach, capable of operating around pungent odors, blood, feces, bodily fluids, insects (to include maggots, flies, spiders, bed bugs, etc.); strong work ethic, extraordinary attention to detail and ability to stay on task without distraction or supervision.
Backgrounds in construction, military, police and emergency response a plus, but we can teach you everything you need to know if you have a great work ethic.
If interested or know someone who is, please reach out directly: email@example.com or 203-577-8242
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc.
Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service.
"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet. We look forward to working with them for years to come."
Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members.
The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.
"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."
The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!
About the United States Police and Fire Championships
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit www.uspfc.org.
If buying or selling a home in Connecticut is in your future, you're likely well versed the entire process from the initial offer to closing. But are you aware that disclosing a death in the home may be required? Here's what you need to know.
Property Disclosure Documents
No matter how perfect a house looks on the outside, there is often property information a buyer needs to disclose before the sale can go through. Property disclosure documents reveal known structural issues, neighborhood nuisances, hazards, HOA details, water damage, notable repairs made to the home and death in the home.
Rules for reporting a death in the home vary by state, and variations in rules may include:
So what are the rules in Connecticut? Here are the details:
Connecticut law does not consider death, no matter how it occurred, to be a material fact that is required to be disclosed. If a buyer asks the seller in writing, then the seller and/or agent must disclose the death, if they know.
For a state by state guide on disclosure laws we recommend visiting this resource on Nolo.com.
Remediating After a Death in a Home
If a death recently occurred in the home you're hoping to purchase, there may have been biohazards from bloodborne pathogens that required remediation. Consider asking the seller how the death was remediated to ensure proper steps were taken. Remediation processes may vary depending on the location of the death, how the death occurred, types of flooring, and if the death was undiscovered for days or weeks.
Bio-One technicians are trained and equipped to properly disinfect biohazards from bloodborne pathogens, and we ensure safe biohazard material handling and disposal. Once the entire area is cleaned of blood and body fluids, we also help property owners restore the location to its pre-incident state.
If you are selling a home and need a biohazard remediated or want to ensure remediation was done correctly, give Bio-One a call. Our experts not only contain and disinfect the dangerous biological materials, we carry out our work in a caring and private manner.
We are here for you 24/7/365!
Contact Us: https://www.bioonenhc.com/contact.html
Spring cleaning is commonly associated with refreshing your home for warm weather ahead. While common activities include dusting, mopping floors, and removing clutter, Bio-One also sees an increase in hoarding remediation
Maybe you’ve discovered a loved one is living in a hoarding situation and you want to help. Or you’ve inherited an estate and a trash or animal hoard was revealed. Perhaps, you are living in a hoarding situation and have decided it’s time for help.
No matter the circumstances, Bio-One provides care and compassion, and a can customize a unique plan to meet your needs. We serve all of Connecticut and surrounding areas.
Bio-One is here for you 24/7/365 - 203-577-8242 - NHChoarding.com
Bio-One of New Haven County, Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.
New Haven, CT – Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.
Bio-One is locally owned and operated by Matthew Hill. Since 2020 Bio-One of New Haven has served over 160 community members, businesses and government agencies throughout Connecticut.
Bio-One provides service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and more.
“The motto of ‘Help First, Business Second’ attracted Matthew to pursue joining the Bio-One family and we’re thrilled to part of a winning team,” said Hill, owner of Bio-One. “We have cherished each opportunity to truly make a difference in our community.”
The number of Bio-One franchises have increased 145 percent in the last three years with over 100 locations in 41 states.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur,” said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, CEO of Bio-One Inc. “The ranking is a direct reflection of our Bio-One family, strength of our business model, and our ability to consistently deliver care and compassion to our clients.”
Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Bio-One’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
About Bio-One Inc.
Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 41 states with over 100 locations. Bio-One is committed to providing excellent service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and much more. Each office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. For more information about Bio-One, visit us at www.bioonenhc.com and www.NHChoarding.com.
How To Disinfect/Clean Safely During COVID-19 Pandemic
December 15, 2020
As we move into the ninth month of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the United States, you have probably heard a lot of conflicting views as scientific reports come in and the news media dissects it. Information quickly becomes outdated, and it can leave your head spinning. The most reliable sources of information include, of course, the World Health Organization internationally, the Center of Disease Control in the US, and the National Health Service in the UK.
You’ll want to keep up on the most up-to-date information as we continue through the winter. As the months get colder, most of us we will be forced inside (as if we haven’t been already), and this time, the windows will be closed allowing for less effective ventilation. This combination of factors will mean cleaning and disinfecting will be of utmost in importance in the prevention of outbreaks and stopping the spread if they start. Although the words cleaning and disinfecting are often used interchangeably, they don’t always mean the same thing.
The Difference between Cleaning and Disinfecting
Being clear on definitions is especially important in regards to a pandemic like the one we are experiencing now. Cleaning is the act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities on a surface while disinfecting is killing germs on contact. Regular soap and hot water is usually enough to get items clean. A special solution is required to fully disinfect items that cannot be washed.
The CDC recommends a combination of cleaning and disinfecting as often as possible to curb potential exposure to the virus. Many businesses have established hourly disinfection schedules. To reinforce these measures, they have also added, once or even twice, daily cleanings.
Use the Right Disinfectants/Tools
Hundreds, if not thousands, of fake or homemade products have been released since the onset of the virus, and many of these are not properly approved by the EPA. As well as disinfecting often, you’ll want to make sure your disinfectant is on this list or follows regulatory guidelines on what qualifies as a disinfectant. Do not use chemicals for off-label use. The solutions on this list are safe on surfaces but have not been tested on people.
Types of Surfaces
Most hard, non-porous surfaces can be cleaned with most disinfectants listed on the CDC’s website. Soft, porous surfaces that cannot be laundered are harder to disinfect because there are fewer options, but most clothing and bedding can be disinfected in the wash. Make sure to double check that the products you are using are effective for the surfaces on which you are using them.
Bio-One Has You Covered
At Bio-One New Haven County, we eliminate as much stress for you as possible during these impossible times. We come equipped and ready to handle almost any situation you throw at us, and that includes the coronavirus. If you or someone you know has been exposed to the virus and you need your space cleaned, we will be there. www.bioonenhc.com
Bio-One Celebrates National Crime
Happy October, everyone! Did you know that October is National Crime Prevention Month? If you didn’t, it’s okay. Today we’re going to talk about what it is, why it’s important, and how you can help keep yourself and your community safer this year. First off, what is National Crime Prevention Month (NCPM)? October was dedicated to this cause in the early 1980s as an attempt to get everyone involved in making their neighborhoods more secure. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) who hosts the event each year works with many entities both public and private to increase awareness and ultimately prevent crime. October 2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of their beloved mascot McGruff who stars in their commercials and other promotional materials.
Each year, the NCPC highlights many topics of which the public may not be aware and seeks to educate as many people as possible in order to decrease crime across the nation. The NCPC believes that if we all work together, we can defend our neighborhoods from preventable crimes! They work hard to meet this mission by hosting trainings, distributing promotional materials, and airing public service announcements across the country. Read on to be informed about this year's topics.
McGruff the Crime Dog is a mascot donned in a trench coat howling an iconic tagline, “Take a Bite out of Crime”, that was introduced in 1980 to popularize crime prevention efforts by the National Crime Prevention Council. You may know him as the dog from the Neighborhood Watch signs. This year he turns 40 years old, and as an introduction to the month and the cause, the council urges you to share your favorite memories of him with them on social media.
Next up, the NCPC is urging consumers to do their homework and buy genuine products over counterfeit. They aim to educate buyers on the dangers of buying fake, not generic, products. Many companies take advantage of the rising prices of goods and services and convince consumers that they can save money this way. They use the names of brands people already trust and can make you pay double or triple what a product is actually worth while skimping on safety regulations. These products use theft and counterfeit of intellectual property to fund criminal activity like human and drug trafficking.
Next week, the NCPC reminds us that everyone is responsible for reducing the harm caused by violent crime, and they help us by informing our communities how to do this effectively. The council can teach you emergency preparedness, how to avoid intellectual property theft and financial fraud, as well as many community building skills. You can learn more about their Celebrate Safe Communities program on their website.
Throughout the past 2 years, lung injuries and deaths related to the use of black-market nicotine and marijuana vaping devices have skyrocketed. Over 2,000 cases have been reported. The council also wishes to spread awareness of the distribution of illegal vape products especially to teens and youth. Buying black-market vape products increases the risks to health and life of our children, and it’s important to understand how to keep kids safe. With a respiratory pandemic looming over us, it’s important to reduce potential damage to our lungs. If you or someone you know is already experiencing addiction related to these products, you may be able to quit by using FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies.
Hacking isn’t like the movies. In fact, most hackers don’t need enhanced computer skills because they get your personal information through a tactic called social engineering. You may not be suspicious of a friendly face asking you about your first pet or car, where you went to school as a kid, or where you were born, but these are all answers to common security questions used on websites to reset your passwords. They make casual conversation asking seemingly innocent questions or pretend to be a representative of an organization you trust which primes you to give them the information they need to hurt your wallet. In 2020 since the pandemic began, there has been a rise in this type of crime, and we must be vigilant at guarding our personal information.
While these aren’t the only crimes we need to prevent, it’s a good place to start. The easiest way to prevent crime is to connect and build community. In neighborhoods where people feel close to each other, they are more likely to watch out for each other. We here at Bio-One New Haven support National Crime Prevention Month. We encourage you to research, reach out to members of your community, and do your part to protect your neighbors!
If you ever find yourself the victim of a crime, you can call Bio-One New Haven County any time day or night. We hope you never need us, but if you do, we are here for you 24/7/365. Calls are always answered by our owner and our response time to your location is typically under 1 hour. Bio-One of New Haven County / People First, Business Second!
Choosing the Right Cleanup Company
October 5th 2020
Deciding on a cleaning crew after a trauma is a decision you probably never thought you’d need to make. Many people think that after a traumatic event, suicide, homicide or unattended death, there are police or similar government agencies assigned to do the cleanup. However, that’s just not the case. Today, we will cover what to consider when choosing a professional clean up company. Safety should be the number one priority of any company that you choose. A qualified company will have a keen eye for details, will want you to walk away completely satisfied, and will ensure that you understand the process and what to expect.
Factors to Consider:
Safety & Legality:
When the unthinkable happens, it can be difficult to think about all the paperwork, the laws, and who will do what, so you may even think that it would just be easier to clean the situation up yourself. Doing it yourself may seem tempting right now, but it can cost you more in the long run. The problem with this solution is that it brings more questions than answers. “How do I safely dispose of biohazardous waste?”, “What cleaning solution will disinfect this mess?”, and “How should I protect myself from dangerous bloodborne pathogens that may be present?” all spring to mind, and you shouldn’t have to worry about this at all. Choosing an experienced organization like Bio-One that prioritizes safety will take the burden off your shoulders. We have the training, licensure, and insurance required to give you peace of mind while we work.
Qualifications & Experience:
You also need a company that has all the right tools to get the job done. That’s why Bio-One uses a proprietary mix of chemicals to put your dwelling back in safe, clean, livable condition. The right company will have all the right certifications required by law in your area, they will have insurance and liabilities covered, and they will know the answers to all your questions and more. Bio-One has been in the business for over a decade, and we exceed at meeting standards and regulations. We have never been cited or fined, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a customer that wasn’t satisfied with a job well done.
Customer Satisfaction & Reviews:
The best service will reach you organically, but good reviews don’t hurt. Most clean up crews are referred by word of mouth or directly from police, fire or other first responders. You will probably hear about a company from someone who has dealt with a similar situation and had good results with that team. If the company's website and reviews match up to what you’ve heard, you can feel good about choosing them to help you get the job done.
At Bio-One New Haven County, we pride ourselves on connecting with each customer personally. When you call us at 203-577-8242, you will speak to the business owner, Matthew Hill, every time. He will walk you through the process, answer all your questions, and together you can decide if Bio-One is right for you. If for some reason we aren’t a good fit, we will make sure to refer you to somewhere that fits your needs.
Empathy & Communication:
The most important aspect of choosing a clean up crew that fits your needs is finding someone who will treat you with the utmost empathy and respect. Chances are, if you need their services, you’re going through a hard time, and you need a team that will respect your privacy, remain discrete, and keep your business confidential.
We will be there for you anytime of day or night, and we can respond to most job sites within an hour. We don’t ask for payment until after the job is complete, and insurance covers a large portion of our fees. Bio-One of New Haven County is a People First, Business Second organization owned and operated by former first responders who know how to deal with these situations and who always puts the clients needs first.
After you’ve had a traumatic experience, you just want to get back to normal as fast as you possibly can. With a Bio-One of New Haven County, you can get there much quicker. Our response time is under one hour and we work quickly and efficiently to get your life back in order. Our crews are professional, discreet, compassionate and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure you can safely return to comfortable living.
Bio-One Supports National Self-Care and Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Self-Care and Suicide Prevention Month. This September is an especially important month to stop and reflect on what that means and how we can do our best to help ourselves, our friends, and our family members. Today, we will explore the basics of self-care and suicide prevention, as well as the warning signs and how to develop a safety plan.
Self-care is a nebulous concept, but it can be defined as any practice a person uses to take care of themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Itś not just bubble baths, pizza, and watching tv, even though those activities are great for relaxing. It starts with achieving your basic needs: air, water, sleep, and food. These are the four most important substances you cannot live without. All too often, we only do just enough to keep gas in our metaphorical engines to keep puttering along, and eventually we become prone to breaking down.
Importance of Self Care:
As the world gets more complicated, it is more important than ever to take time for yourself. Investing time and effort into meeting your needs is the most effective way to improve your mental and physical health. Many people resist embracing self-care because it feels selfish or wrong; they can't picture helping themselves before they help others. However, Monique Tello, MD, MPH of Harvard Health puts it this way, ¨When you get on an airplane and the flight attendant gives that safety spiel, when they get to the part about the oxygen masks, the first thing they tell you is: “If you’re traveling with children or others who need assistance, put your oxygen mask on first. Think about it. Let’s say you don’t do that and you fall unconscious due to lack of oxygen, then no one gets the help they need. Lose/lose situation there. It’s the same deal in everyday life. When we don’t take care of ourselves, no one wins.¨ Valuing your own health, wellness, and safety directly improves your chances of being able to rescue your loved ones when they need you the most.
6 Ways To Upgrade Your Self-Care Routine:
We´ve compiled just a few ways you can check in with yourself today. They are easy and free. We can guarantee that you will start to feel better if you implement these now and more often in the future. First, stop what you’re doing, and breathe! It takes only a few minutes to recenter your breathing and signal to your body that it is safe to relax and calm down. Deep breathing decreases your heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol, the hormone that causes stress.
Did you know that a human can only go 3 days without drinking water? It’s no surprise if you think about the fact that the human body is mostly made of water in the first place. A person can fast for upwards of 3 weeks or more from food, but their body will quickly begin to breakdown without water. While making yourself a glass of water, take the time to enjoy it. You can add lemon, berries, or cucumber to infuse it with extra flavor and vitamins.
Have a snack.
It is helpful to listen to your body’s natural signals. Often, we get so busy that we can ignore when we are feeling hungry. It can make us irritable, and we begin to feel like a different person. There’s a reason Snickers’ famous tagline is, “you’re not you when you’re hungry.” Make a filling snack like apples and peanut butter or carrots and hummus, and reap the benefits almost immediately.
Take a nap.
Sleep deprivation is a serious problem in the digital age. Scientists recommend that adults get between 6-8 hours, but most of us just take what we can get. Some experts recommend the ideal nap is between 30 and 90 minutes to allow your body to get through one full sleep cycle. Anything longer or shorter could leave you feeling groggier than when you started.
Go for a walk.
Another activity that can be useful when you’re feeling stressed is taking a walk. Getting out in nature, even if only for a few minutes, will increase your endorphins and boost your mood. If you can, walk a lap around the perimeter of your building, your block, or your neighborhood.
If you’ve spent some time attending to all your basic needs and you still feel anxious, your next step could be to vent your feelings. Many people write poetry, scribble, or just pen their thoughts as they come. A journal is an effective tool to revisit your thoughts and change some of the negative thinking patterns you may not realize you are stuck in. Using a notebook and pen to write down how you feel can be an excellent way to relieve tension without hurting yourself or others.
Talk to a friend or a professional.
If all else fails at changing your outlook, it’s time to recruit a friend, a family member, or a trusted professional. Reach out to someone who is positive or inspiring, and let them know you need a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. You may find it difficult to admit you need support, but your loved ones will want to be there for you if you will let them.
Suicide can be an overwhelming topic to think about. Thousands of families lose loved ones each year to suicide, and often it can feel unpredictable. You can potentially prevent this heartbreaking act by understanding the warning signs and knowing what to do when you recognize these symptoms in yourself and others.
National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
NAMI: (800) 523-5933
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
How To Develop a Prevention Plan?
A safety plan is a tool used by suicidal people, their loved ones, and their doctors to help them get through crises when they arise. By having a plan written in advance, you can eliminate some of the barriers or steps required to get the crucial assistance to save their life. A plan typically includes warning signs, coping strategies, different categories of contact information, and an easy guide on how to make your environment safer during an episode.
Bio One of New Haven County supports you. We put people first. These are just some of the tools you can use to improve your self-care. Be vigilant, and take advantage of any resources you have to prevent an unnecessary tragedy. We want you to know you are not alone, and there are people who care about you.
Time for a Change! Blaze On!
My path has prepared me well for this day. I started my career working with two amazing small business owners who were passionate about their mission which made them highly successful. I knew I always wanted to be a small business owner myself one day but needed to find something I was passionate about like my early business mentors. After six years working for a small business, I would spend the next 15 years climbing the corporate ladder in various Supply Chain operational and leadership roles in CPG, Forest products, Retail and Wholesale industries but always feeling like something was missing. In March of 2020 COVID-19 became a threat and shut everything down. I was left with a decision, stick with a career in corporate or move forward with aligning my career to something I could be passionate about every day, Helping People… and business ownership.
So, Why a crime and trauma scene cleaning business? Why clean hoarding and other bio hazards that most people would not go near? Coming from a life filled with positive family influences around helping people, the Bio-One franchise values and mission closely aligned with mine, “Help First, Business Second”. There is no better feeling than helping others in their greatest time of need. Whether it is bio hazard emergency or COVID disinfecting, Bio-One approaches each situation with care, empathy and discretion using our 20 year experience with industry leading processes and OSHA approved procedures to leave your home clean and disinfected for your safe return.
HOW TO CONTACT US?
I hope that you never need our services, but in the event that you or someone you know does, we are open 24/7, 365 days a year. Call Matt at 203-577-8242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We serve all of Connecticut and surrounding areas. Visit our websites - bioonenhc.com - NHChoarding.com to learn more about us.
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